Sakai and Ordway assistant principal Warren Read will introduce his evocative first novel, Ash Falls, at Eagle Harbor Books on June 22 from 7-9 pm.

In this podcast, Warren talks with BCB host Channie Peters about his first novel, which is already getting rave reviews.  Ash Falls, a small fictitious rural town in the mountains of Eastern Washington, is the setting for this suspense-filled psychological thriller, which beautifully evokes the gloominess of a Pacific Northwest winter.

As Warren describes his choice of location, his process for creating his characters, and his theme — that we often trap ourselves in prisons of our own making — listeners can come to a deeper understanding of how he developed his characters with such deftness and insight.

Warren’s previous book is a memoir, The Lyncher in Me: the Search for Redemption in the Face of History.  He has also published numerous stories in literary journals.  Having taught 4th grade for many years on BI, he is currently assistant principal at Sakai and Ordway schools.

Hearing Warren read his book is a beautiful treat.  He reads a short passage in this podcast, but will read more at the bookstore on June 22nd.  Join us for a satisfying listen.

Credits: BCB host: Channie Peters; BCB audio editor: Chris Walker; social media publisher: Diane Walker.